A passenger sled rounds the "Finish Curve" at the former run at Mt. Van Hoevenberg

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Paul T Hartmann on January 20, 2011

In the 60's, for a few dollars the public could ride as a passenger on a 1930's vintage bobsled operated by the NYS Conservation Department.

Building the fromer run was a true art-form where the curves were piles of stone that were coated with ice and sculpted to exacting measurements. The walls of the straight sections were blocks of ice cut from Mirror Lake.

It's since been relplaced by a new, pre-formed and refigerated run that accomodates both luge and bobsledding.

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